Sepia photograph of actor Andrea Heaton looking ahead and smiling, showing her white teeth. Superposed onto her mouth are clown-like red lips smiling; and at shoulder-height, a black ink splatter.

Smile Club: At Home

Come on love, cheer up, it might never happen.

Welcome to Smile Club. Life’s so much better when you smile. Everyone knows that. So go on – give us a smile. Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss; nobody likes a girl who can’t take a joke. She knows too, that life is simpler when you let things go. And she certainly has. All of it.

Join Lisa as she presents the perks and rewards of being a Smile Club Member. Hear about her descent into dejection, rage, and bloody violence, before her remarkable transformation into the smiley, well-adjusted human you see before you today.

Set in a dystopian world in which a government drive exists to tame and prune unruly women deemed unable to fit into society, Smile Club is a darkly comic and searingly satirical new one woman show from writer/performer Andrea Heaton (Fidget Theatre) and writer Adam Z. Robinson (Shivers, The Book of Darkness and Light), directed by Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Rod Dixon (Mother Courage and Her Children, The Parting Glass).

Produced and presented by Red Ladder Theatre Company.

All performances audio described, signed and captioned.

Duration: 80mins

Age guidance 12+

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Read the latest 4 star review in The Guardian and a 4 star review on The Reviews Hub.

Image description: Sepia photograph of actor Andrea Heaton looking ahead and smiling, showing her white teeth. Superposed onto her mouth are clown-like red lips smiling; and at shoulder-height, a black ink splatter.

 

Venue

Leeds Playhouse

Playhouse SquareQuarry HillLeedsLS2 7UP
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